By Neil Asher Silberman

This difficult quantity bargains a well timed and vast evaluate of the present kingdom of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by means of prime students, the essays concentrate on present difficulties and state-of-the-art matters, starting from stories of ongoing excavations to new analytical ways. Of curiosity not just to archaeologists, yet to social historians to boot, the subjects comprise archaeology and social historical past, archaeology and ethnicity, in addition to the overarching factor of ways texts and archaeological wisdom are to be mixed within the reconstruction of historical Israel.

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